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scrapcan
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T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

I would like to say thanks to Tuus for his assistance in obtaining a replacement system board for our T61 that had a failed nvidia chip.  We missed the Lenovo deadlines and were on our own, Tuus made it easy.

 

He supplied a board with the Intel chip set and the fan/heat sink.  When the board arrived I pulled the unit down to nothingness and rebuilt. It took about 2 hours form start to finish. I looked at the lenovo repair training videos for a few wire routings and generally everything went well.  

 

One item of note is our unit is a wide screen and it has 4 screws for the hinge.  The video does not show two of the four, but it was not a big deal to find the empty holes.

 

The board booted and I set the requisite bios settings and we were off and running. The graphics came right up no problem even though drives were not loaded.  I let it update through the thinkvantage update and windows update.  Took an eternity (note to self run the thinkvantage update more frequently).  The Intel gpu drivers did not automatically load, so I went to the lenovo downloads and installed them manually.  No big deal.

 

The machine is up and running and the Intel gpu is more than adequate for our needs.

 

To those who have some ability, do not be afraid to go this route.  It is doable and you can save an otherwise nice piece of equipment.

 

 

 

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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

Glad I was able to help, these are great computers and well worth the time and effort to fix.

 

Thanks for sharing your experience :smileyhappy:

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Mornsgrans
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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

Great Job, TuuS

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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

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Absolutely.

 

For anything T61/p-related, TuuS is *the man*....along with being a really nice guy...

Cheers,

George




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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

Tuus, Can you help me with the same issue?
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vikas51013 wrote:
Tuus, Can you help me with the same issue?

I've replied to your PM, and will send you more info when you reply.

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Mornsgrans
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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

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You also will find a list of compatible T61 system boards in the german Thinkpad-Wiki.org

(Translated by Google translator)

 

Content:

 

The FRUs of the various system boards:

14.1 "4:3
Intel GM965 Nvidia NVS140 Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (T61p)
42W7648 Merom, FPR Merom 42W7649 Merom 42W7650
Penryn 42W7872 Penryn 42W7873 Penryn 42W7874
14.1 "16:10
Intel GM965 Nvidia NVS140  
Merom 41W1487 Merom 41W1489  
Penryn 42W7866 44C3933/42W7867 Penryn  
15.4 "16:10
Intel GM965 Nvidia NVS140 Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (T61p)
Merom 42W7651 Merom 42W7652 Merom 42W7653
Penryn 42W7875 Penryn 42W7876 Penryn 42W7877

 

Merom CPUs: T7100, T7300, T7500, T7700, T7800, X7800, X7900

Penryn CPUs: T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500, X9000

 

Using the appropriate FRU can own for the T61 (p) right system board will be selected and ordered. In this example, after the occurrence of bugs Nvidia will also switch to a system board with Intel graphics unit.

 

In principle obstruct both Merom and Penryn processors, for Penryn processors Merom system on board is, however, a patch needed, because otherwise every boat is a thermal sensing error is reported. Further information can be found eg here

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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

This is not all the part numbers. Each number listed is one of the equivalent part numbers that can be used
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richk wrote:
This is not all the part numbers. Each number listed is one of the equivalent part numbers that can be used

Richk, could you contribute a more complete list?

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Re: T61 type 7662 system board replacement- thanks Tuus

Hi Tuus,

I've read msg board and I've found out you can have solution for T61p dead mobo. I was thinking if you have an intel board for t61p and if yes what is a size of video memory?. Thanks in advance